Monday, November 8, 2010
Dyeing and hangings...not as gruesome as it sounds..l promise!
As many of you know, l am experimenting with natural dyeing...not of me but of silk and paper! Through this l have been really looking at the berries, fungi,lichen and leaves around my house, Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park. I really was surprised to realise the back of this leaf is actually the leaf you see below. I have found out so many things about nature since l started this project. It all started with see an advert for India Flint's new book about Eco dyeing...! Little did l know how involved l would become in this craft. l have had one disaster ( l expect many more) but that hasn't and won't stopped me trying.
This image below are some of the steamed and tied bundles waiting to dry and then l will open them.....fingers crossed and see what l have. I also have some other pieces wrapped and in plastic bags and will be opened in 1 month's time!!! I am not good at waiting!
Below are the next two hanging l have completely finished. As you can see you can hang them on natural wood, which l collected from Putney Heath or a pole, in fact any thing.
Posted by Lynda Howells at 10:46 AM